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dogwatch

Member Since 17 Oct 2005
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In Topic: December Sailing in Dublin

18 September 2014 - 04:39 PM

Don't know about sailing in Dublin but the climate is pretty similar to the UK. Most yacht racing in the UK is finished by December. My club continues dinghy and keelboat sailing until Christmas but numbers fall off after mid-November. A dedicated sailor won't mind sailing, wife and sons, possibly not so much.

In Topic: Team UK

18 September 2014 - 02:36 PM

I'm at the edge of my seat awaiting to hear the brand of toilet paper that will grace the bottoms of the Ben Ainslie Racing team.

In Topic: Best breed of dog to have on boats when you are on them alot!

18 September 2014 - 10:22 AM

They can be a lot heavier than that, even without being over-weight.

There's lots of concern in the working dog world over what breeding for showing does to the breed over time.

In Topic: Best breed of dog to have on boats when you are on them alot!

18 September 2014 - 07:20 AM

That is true, many dog breeds seem to be turning into giants. It's where the mass market is, I guess.

Not sure about mass market but it seems to be what wins in the show ring, which is what breeders are financially encouraged to select for. A huge muscle-bound Labrador won best of show at Crufts a few years ago. Around here quite a few people work Labradors as retrievers, doing what the breed was meant to do, and they are much smaller, lithe and athletic. Absolutely nothing to do with what wins in the show ring.

In Topic: Oracle Team USA

17 September 2014 - 03:33 PM

Still can't figure out what the killer app is that'd make the Apple Watch special

Clubhouse bar opening times.